Axis countries and Axis Powers are the names for some countries that fought together against the Allies during World War II. The war ended in 1945 with the Axis powers losing and their alliances broken.
Berlin-Rome-Tokyo Axis Powers[change | change source]
The most important Axis countries formed an alliance called the Berlin-Rome-Tokyo Axis Powers (1922 to 1945). They included:
- Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler
- Fascist Italy under Benito Mussolini
- Empire of Japan under Emperor Hirohito.
All three countries had authoritarian governments.
Other countries[change | change source]
In addition to the main three countries, the less important Axis countries were:
Other countries that helped the Axis without being a part of them were:
- Finland (Fought against the Soviet Union and participated in the Siege of Leningrad.
- Sweden ( Sweden allowed Nazi Germany to pass through in order to get to Norway.)
Several countries that were created by the Axis during the war are:
- Vichy France
- Philippines (Second Republic)
- Vietnam (Empire of Vietnam)
- Mengjiang (Inner Mongolia)
- Reorganized National Government of China
- Independent State of Croatia
- Province of Ljubljana
Several new or rebel governments that were created by the Axis during the war are: